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Earmarks for everyone!

By The Daily Sentinel

Worried about the detrimental effect that pork-barrel earmarks are having on the nation’s budget process? Never fear. President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to work with Congress to “reform” the way earmarks are added to ...


King’s inept crusade

By The Daily Sentinel

Grand Junction state Rep. Steve King is far out of line with his demand that the governor fire Harris Sherman and David Neslin. Sherman, the executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, and Neslin, the acting director ...


Obama’s lesson plan

By The Daily Sentinel

Much of what President Barack Obama said regarding public education during a speech on Tuesday is worth cheering. •  He called for merit pay for teachers and said there’s no excuse for bad teachers to continue on the job if ...


Obama opens needed research door

By The Daily Sentinel

Medical research got an important boost from President Barack Obama Monday when he reversed a George W. Bush executive order regarding stem cells. Obama’s edict allows scientists performing research using embryonic stem cells — ...


Senior exemption proves a poor gift

By The Daily Sentinel

The Legislature giveth and the Legislature taketh away. And, with the state facing a budget shortfall of more than $1 billion over the next 16 months, the Legislature is definitely in a taking mood. As a result, a tax exemption that can ...


Driving out of control on highway funding

By The Daily Sentinel

Democrats in the Colorado Legislature successfully pushed through a measure this year to significantly raise revenue for state highways and bridges, primarily by increasing registration fees on vehicles. Fair enough. Most Republicans opposed ...


Franken still no senator

By The Daily Sentinel

Most people consider the 2008 election old news, something that occurred more than four months ago. But not if you live in Minnesota. There the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and former comedian turned ...


Put the brakes on new drilling rules

By The Daily Sentinel

A committee of the Colorado Legislature began reviewing new oil and gas regulations Friday — rules that the Legislature must approve before they can be implemented. Lawmakers should not be in a rush to approve them. Long before the ...


Democrats object to uncharitable changes

By The Daily Sentinel

One part of President Barack Obama’s plan to have the wealthy pay more taxes is under fire in Congress this week — from Democrats. They have legitimate reason to oppose the president’s plan. The best-known portion of ...


City adds needed industrial property

By The Daily Sentinel

There’s more vacant industrial land in Grand Junction now — and in an appropriate location — thanks to action taken by the Grand Junction City Council Wednesday night. The council approved the rezoning to light industrial of ...


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